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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SIP121falala

Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's card for Stamp, Ink, Paper!
We have a tic-tac-toe board to go by this week, and I am hoping that my pine cones and needles count as "wood" on the board!!  :)


I love all things Christmas, and, since I am sick and feel like poo, I thought making something Christmas related would cheer me up.
IT hasn't worked yet, but that may just be lack of sleep and all the meds I took.


The colors are Mossy Meadow and Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla paper. 
I cut the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and in Very Vanilla and layered them.
If you have any other questions, just leave a comment or message me on facebook...... I am off to sleep!!  

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Hope you all have a great week!!
Hug your pets!!!!!
Lisa

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

SIP120limeorangeblack







Welcome to this week's challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

We have some fun colors for you to work with this week...
I mean, who doesn't love lime??  Well, I do!!  :)

Combine that with orange and black, and my mind went right to Halloween.
I am not a big fan of Halloween, but HAD to have this cute Cookie Cutter Halloween set from Stampin Up last year.  I hadn't inked up anything ut the scarecrow in the set, so I thought it was a good time to break out some of the other characters....


The base is a piece of random orange cardstock purchased at a local scrapping store that is sadly going out of business. :(  I made the background by inking up the eraser on my pencil in Lemon Lime Twist and Pumpkin Pie ink and tapping it all over the paper.  The spidery sentiment is from Great Impressions.

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I hope you an find time to join in this week's challenge.

Make it a great week.
Hug your pets!!!
Lisa

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SIP119daisy


This week at Stamp,Ink, Paper we have a Cardmaker's Choice for you.
It's nice to have free reign when you have a project in mind for someone special.  I have an aunt that just helped me out with something that has been stressing me out for over a month.  I needed a pretty card to send her my thanks, so here it is...... 


I also got to play with my new Daisy stamp set and punch sent to me by the always awesome Andrea Tracy-Tucker!! I have a feeling this set is going to get a lot of use in the coming weeks!



The colors I used were Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, and Pear Pizzazz.  I also used my stitched shapes from Gina Steimel.  



Hope you enjoy what I have made.  I like how colorful and cheerful it is.

Please take a moment to join in this week's challenge by sharing whatever you have chosen to create!!  Just click on the image below to be taken to the challenge page......



Make it a great, crafty day.
Hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

SIP118gcholder

Welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  This week, make us anything but a regular A2 card. It can be a shaped card, a fun fold, or a 3D project......


I decided to make a gift card holder.  The way things are going this fall, I am not sure if I will get to participate in any of the local craft fairs, which makes me a little sad, cuz I really enjoy them.  But I would still like to have a few things on hand, for peeps I know that usually look to me for gift ideas and stocking stuffers.


The base of the holder is Cherry Cobbler cardstock. It measures 9 5/8" x 4".  Score it at 1 3/4", 4 1/2", 5 3/4", and 7".  


I used a large oval punch to cut out the piece where the gift card goes. And then used paper snips to trim out to about 1/4" from each edge.  

The belly band is 1" x 11". I like to have my holder fully decorated, then put the band around it, just so I don't make it too snug.  :)



The patterned paper is from some scraps I had in my bin.  I love to use up my odds and ends on projects like this!!  I save so many scraps, it is nice to find a use for them.

Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge.
Just click on the image below.....


Make it a great week.
Hug your pets!!!!
Lisa

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SIP117watercolor

Sigh......  Watercoloring and I are not friends. I have tried a few things, and was not happy with any results, so I stopped trying.  Well, then Andrea has this brainstorm that we needed to do a watercolor challenge.  Some days I wonder why I like her.....  lol.

Well, after a few struggles, I came across a few happy accidents......


The first background I made by touching ink pads to my acrylic block, spritzing it with water, and laying paper over the top.  The colors are Tim Holtz's Distress Ink 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Mustard Seed'.
The stamps are from Endless Creations.


For this second one, same stamps, but the inks are from Stampin Up. I believe I used Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry.


This last one, is the same as the above.  I inked this paper, spritzed some more water on the acrylic block, then did the above paper. These images are from the retired Summer Silhouette set, the image is a random little fella that I am not sure where it came from.

Hope you like these.  Now that I have found a system that works for me, I think I will do more.


Hope you can find some time to join in this week's challenge.  I would like to see what you come up with, and what techniques you use!!

Make it a great week.
Hug your pets!!
Lisa 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SIP116Fall

Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

This week the challenge is a Clean and Simple fall card.  I really love CAS cards. I especially love that, even though I am nursing a migraine, a CAS card didn't hurt my already aching brain too much.  lol



The sentiment is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps. The image is from Unity Stamp Co.  I don't know why, but sunflowers always make me think of fall. I stamped both with Chocolate Chip ink, and colored the image with copic markers. The base is Crushed Curry cardsotck. The image and sentiment are on Very Vanilla cardstock.

Another thing I love about Clean and Simple cards is how quickly they come together,  I must admit, this card only took me a few minutes to put together.  The biggest chunk of time was taken up digging through my Unity Stamps to find the one I had in mind!!  :)


I hope you can find some time to join in!!  I would love to see what you come up with.

Make it a great day.
Hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SIP115colors

Welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge.
This week, we have some awesome colors for you to play with.

I must admit, I struggled a bit with this one.  My first several ideas just didn't pan out.
So, I decided to play with my "Crazy" friends!!  :)


I colored my critters with copics. Cut them out with their matching dies. Applied them to the cards with dimensionals.  The splatter spot on the dog card are from Timeless Textures. The dots on the dog card are from "You are Here" and the sentiment, which cracks me up, is from "Riley & Company".


 The dots on the bird card are a retired Stampin Up item, as is the patterned paper.  I cut the layers out with my stitched dies from Gina Steimel.  The sentiment is from "Crackerbox Palace".


Hope you can find some time to join in this week's challenge.  I would love to see what you all do with these colors!!


Make it a great week!!
Hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SIP114plunge



Hello!!  And thanks for stopping in to check out my card for this weeks Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  

This week we have a fun sketch for you.  As I have often said, I love sketches.....they are some of my favorite challenges to do!!

Hope I don't offend anyone with my sassy card..... but I got this stamp set (from Unity Stamp Co) at a stamping/scrapping sale/swap at a ridiculously low price, and I have been waiting for a chance to ink it up.

I think it is hysterical.  Titus and my brother both shook their heads when I showed it off yesterday.  They don't get my sense of humor sometimes!!  lol




As I said, the stamps are from Unity Stamp Company.  The name of the set is "AH Crap".  lol  My colors are Mint Macaron and Wisteria Wonder.

If I haven't totally offended you, please take a moment to enter this week's challenge!!  Just click on the challenge badge below.....


Again, thanks for stopping by!!
Make it a great day...
and hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SIP113back2school

Welcome to the "Back to School" card challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

I don't have a lot of school related things, cuz - no kids.  Well, my kids have paws, and don't go to school....  :)


But, I did find a few things in my stash that I think worked..... I do have a sister that is a teacher, so there are a few items related to school lying around..

The stamps are from "Oogloo" and "Cooke Scraps".  Weird names for stamp makers, but that is what the blocks say.  :)  I colored the images with my copics, and attached them to some paper I thought was appropriate.  It is hard to come up with ideas when you don't really have a lot to choose from, but I think I did ok.


Hope you can ind time to share your creations with me!!  Maybe your ideas can inspire me to make some cards for my sister throughout the year!!

Make it a great week!!
Hug your pets,
Lisa

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SIP112travel

Hello there fellow crafty folks!!!
Thanks for stopping by.

This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper theme is "travel".
Thanks, Justin.  Now I want to go on vacation!!


I used some paper from American Craft for the background and the smaller circles.  The image is from Unity Stamp Co, and is called "Let's Be Adventurers".  The little wooden airplane is what started the whole card idea (funny where my 'jumpin off' points come from sometimes!!).  I am not sure where the plane came from, I believe I got the baggie of shapes from Hobby Lobby.  It also contains bikes, cars, and sailboats.

So, take some time to make a travel themed card, and go "on vacation" with me...... this may be as close to a vacation as I get. lol

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Make it a great day!!
Hug your pets.
Lisa

Thursday, August 10, 2017

OSATbloghop-kids



OMGeeeeeee......  Who remembered to finish her blog post like at the last possible minute??  THIS GIRL!!  lol  Hope I make sense, cuz I am tired!!

So, I don't have much "back to school" stuff geared towards kids, so I went with a birthday theme for a little guy I know who has a birthday coming up, and he happens to like trucks, so.....


I had the gift, and gift bag, with all the dots, which I thought was fun, so I wanted dots on the card, and, as I mentioned he likes trucks. 



The images are from "Little Trucks" which is an oldie, but goodie Stampin Up set.  The sentiment is from the Mini Treat bag die set.

I hope he likes it, and the trucks inside.  I will also give his mom the rest of the box of crayons, cuz the leftovers do me no good.  :)

Next up on the hop is Rick Adkins.  I am sure he will have you something fun to check out as you hop along!!

Make it a great day,
Hug your pets!!
Lisa



http://wp.me/p2AuXD-47m


Melissa Davies -  https://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2017/08/blog-post.html 
Renee Ondrajka -   https://stampinwithrenee.blogspot.com/2017/08/osat-blog-hop-kids.html 
Anna Smith -  http://www.scrappingstampingandstuff.com/osat-blog-hop-kids/
Lori Mueller -  http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blog/2017/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school-for-the-kids.html 
Marisa Gunn -  http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzines_by_meg/2017/08/osat-blog-hop-for-the-kids.html 
Jessie Holton -  http://www.jessieholton.com/2017/08/10.html 
Jenny Hall - https://www.jennystampsup.com/2017/08/10/osat-blog-hop-kids-theme/
Dena Rekow -  http://www.thecreativitycave.com/my_weblog/2017/08/osat-blog-hop-kids.html 
Andrea Tracy-Tucker  - https://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2017/08/osat-kids-only-blog-hop.html
Kelly Acheson - http://astampabove.typepad.com/my-blog/2017/08/kids-cards-one-stamp-at-a-time-blog-hop.html
Lisa Altman -   https://bluetricyclecrafts.blogspot.com/2017/08/osatbloghop-kids.html 
Rick Adkins - http://wp.me/p2AuXD-47m

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SIP111beach

This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper, we are heading to the beach!!!  I have never been a beach goer, I am more likely to be found camping, or on a a hiking trail, but I could certainly use a vacation, so off to the beach I went.....


Since I don't frequent the beach, I really don't have any "beachy" card making supplies.  But, luckily. I happened upon some fun paper in my stash that did the job!!  My friend Cathy bought a paper pack that was beach themed, and she had asked if I wanted a few sheets from it......so, I knew they were somewhere in my crafty corner, and it only took me two paper piles to find them. YAY ME!!  :)


So, the top piece, with the image and sentiment, as well as the chevron layer below it, are from Cathy's paper. The card base is Sahara Sand.  I looped some linen thread around the bottom of the top layer.  And done.  Such a simple, quick process, but I just don't feel it needs anything more.

It is good to "get my feet wet" with card making, as I haven't been doing much these last two weeks.  My father passed away two weeks ago, and life has been a bit crazy for me ever since.  Hoping to get back on schedule soon.  It's good to be back to blogging and joining in the weekly SIP Challenge.
Hope you can find some time to join us as well.......maybe ya'all will inspire me to go to the beach!


Make it a great week everyone.
Hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SIP108floral

Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!  This week it all about flowers.....


I am loving this new "ruffles" embossing folder!!  It is so pretty and fun. I embossed some Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, the flowers are from "Grateful Bunch". The leaves were punched out with the retired bird punch.  Not sure where the shiny ribbon came from (I just happened to find it in the ribbon drawer).  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.


I also made this guy......


I used some of the new daisy dsp, which is another new favorite of mine!!

Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge....who doesn't like flowers??  :)


Thanks again for stopping by!!!
Make it a great day...
....and hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SIP107tictactoe

Hello!!!! 
And thank you for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  We have a great tic tac toe board for inspiration this week.

This is what I came up with.....


I have to give a huge "shout out" to Andrea Tracy-Tucker for making my new watermark!! I just love it....love the little tricycle!!!!

The image is from the Unity set "Don't be like the rest of them....."
I heat embossed it with the copper powder from Stampin Up on to Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.  I sponged the edges with BBS ink, and put some matching ribbon along one edge.  The roses are a retired Stampin Up item.


The "hello" is a Stampin Up thinlit die.  The patterned paper is from my massive paper stash and I have no idea of it came from.  :)

Here is the challenge badge.....





Tuesday, July 4, 2017

SIP106JulyChristmas

Merry Christmas!!!!!
Thank you for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge. This week's challenge is "Christmas in July".  It was weird to try to think of Christmas things while it is sunny and nearly 80 degrees outside......but, I got through it!!  :)


I used an old Hero Arts set for the images and sentiment.  The embossing folder is a retired Stampin Up item.  I colored the images with copics.


And a little closer look.....


Aren't they cute??


Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge!!  Who doesn't love Christmas??

Have a great week.
Hug your pets!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisa

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SIP105simplethings

Summer is here!!  YAY!!  
And, after way more than our share of rain, northern Wisconsin actually got some sunshine today!! 

This week's challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper is all about summer fun.  
I have never been a beach goer. My idea of summer fun is being in a boat, or a campsite, or on a hiking trail......



The base of my card is Pool Party cardstock.  I ran the top half of the card through the Big Shot with the new Ruffled embossing folder.  Not only does it make pretty ruffles, it make pretty waves!!

The image is from Great Impressions, the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I colored the image with my Copics, and wound some sparkly, multi-colored twine around the base before adhering the stamped images with dimensionals.  The fishy paper clip in the top corner is something I found in a drawer.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will join us by posting a card about your idea of summer fun!!

Make it a great day!
Hug your pets.
Lisa